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PopTech ’19 Fellow: Davy Rothbart

Davy Rothbart is a bestselling author, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, the creator of Found Magazine, a frequent contributor to public radio's This American Life, and the author of a book of personal essays, My Heart Is An Idiot, and a collection of stories, The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas. He writes regularly for GQ, Los Angeles Magazine, and California Sunday, and his work has appeared in The New Yorker and The New York Times. His documentary film, Medora, about a resilient high-school basketball team in a dwindling Indiana town, Executive Produced by Steve Buscemi and Stanley Tucci, aired on the acclaimed PBS series Independent Lens and won a 2015 Emmy Award, and can now be streamed online. His new film, 17 Blocks, filmed over the span of 20 years in Southeast Washington, D.C., premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and will be released in theaters this fall. Rothbart is also the founder of Washington To Washington, an annual hiking adventure for city kids. He lives in Los Angeles, California.